wbox <url> [ options ]
wbox servermode webroot <path> [serverport <portnumber> (def 8081)]
wbox aims to help you having fun while testing HTTP related stuff. You can use it to perform many tasks, including the following:
- Benchmarking how much time it takes to generate content for your web application.
- Web server and web application stressing.
- Testing virtual domains configuration without the need to alter your local resolver.
- Use it as a configuration-less HTTP server to share files!
Stop after <number> requests
Send Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate in request
Show the HTTP reply header
Show the HTTP reply header + body
Don't show status lines
Use the HEAD method instead of GET
Use HTTP/1.0 instead of HTTP/1.1
Close the connection after reading few bytes
- host <hostname>
Use <hostname> as Host: field in HTTP request
Show transfer times for different data chunks
- wait <number>
Wait <number> seconds between requests. Default 1.
- clients <number>
Spawn <number> concurrent clients (via fork()).
- referer <url>
Send the specified referer header.
- cookie <name> <val>
Set cookie name=val, can be used multiple times.
- maxclients <number>
Max concurrent clients in server mode (default 20).
- -h or --help
Show this help.
wbox wikipedia.org (simplest, basic usage)
wbox wikipedia.org 3 compr wait 0 (three requests, compression, no delay)
wbox wikipedia.org 1 showhdr silent (just show the HTTP reply header)
wbox wikipedia.org timesplit (show splitted time information)
wbox 184.108.40.206 host example.domain (test a virtual domain at 220.127.116.11)
wbox servermode webroot /tmp/mydocuments (Try it with http://127.0.0.1:8081)
Wbox is trivial to use but, in order to understand better what wbox is and how to use it, you may want to read the TUTORIAL inside the /usr/share/doc/wbox/ directory.
wbox was written by Salvatore 'antirez' Sanfilippo <email@example.com>.
This manual page was written by Alberto Furia <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).